The Fangirly Diary of a Geek Girl: Thank you, Marvel Muse
While there hasn’t been an official announcement about those Alien: Covenant blu-rays, the descriptions and images are out there, complete with special features and exclusive editions. And hey, we are getting nearly 18 minutes of deleted and extended scenes. Anyway, check out the Target Exclusive DigiBook:
Spider-Man: Homecoming director, Jon Watts, talked about how awesome Robert Downey Jr. is and how awesome is to have Tony Stark/Iron Man in his film. Here’s an interview with CinemaBlend about what it’s like directing RDJ as Tony Stark:
He’s so great and so smart, and has thought about this character more than anyone else. To really talk to him about that and see where he takes these moments… as a director, you’re just so happy just to watch a scene that you hope is good just get better and better. You are holding on to the edge of your seat, becoming an audience member for a moment, just really wondering what’s going to happen next.
And here he is with DenOfGeek, saying Iron Man was like always part of the film. And not because MCU movies with Iron Man make more money than movies without him! Totally! No, really. Iron Man was great and didn’t overstay his welcome so yay!
[Iron Man] was always a part of it. That was always a big part, the idea of him being this reluctant mentor – or the unintentional mentor – to Peter. Like, just sort of the grand ambition to be like that someday. Because if you think about it, now that Spider-Man is in the Marvel universe, that means that Peter Parker was probably like eight years old when he saw Tony on TV telling the world he’s Iron Man. And when you start thinking about it as a whole world like that, it gets really fascinating. You know?
Matt Reeves, director of War for the Planet of the Apes and future director of The Batman, agrees that while he has some ideas for a Batman arc for future movies, “the important thing is just to start… you have to start with one. You know, you have to start with a story that begins something”.
OK, so the Assassin’s Creed film didn’t work, but it might get the anime treatment like Castlevania! Possibly (hopefully) on Netflix? Or so implies the Castlevania producer on this Facebook announcement:
I’m happy to let you guys know that I’ve selected my next project! I played the first edition of Assassin’s Creed the year I moved to Los Angeles to pursue my dream. At that moment I knew absolutely no one in the industry and could never have imagined that one day Ubisoft would ask me to take the world of Assassin’s Creed and create an original story set in it as an anime series. If anyone tells you not to follow your passion in life they are wrong.
Netflix’s Death Note director Adam Wingard talked about the film’s American setting, and the changes on the source they made so the adaptation worked “better”. Also, new pictures… including Ryuk!
It’s one of those things where the harder I tried to stay 100 percent true to the source material, the more it just kind of fell apart. You’re in a different country, you’re in a different kind of environment, and you’re trying to also summarize a sprawling series into a two-hour-long film. For me, it became about what do these themes mean to modern-day America, and how does that affect how we tell the story. Ultimately, the cat and mouse chase between Light and L, the themes of good, evil, and what’s in between the gray area. Those are the core things of Death Note, and that’s really what we went for.